Just ditched the iPhone and AT&T.

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    Hi folks!

    After using the iPhone for over a year, I'm a proud owner of a Motorola Droid.....and I have to say that it kicks the iPhone's butt in every conceivable way.

    I also like the fact that I now have 3G coverage where I never had it before.
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    I love to read posts like this!! :welcome: Gary! You found the greatest forum online!:D
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    Thanks Corina. :)

    You know...it kinda sucked to have to pay the early termination fee with AT&T, but I suppose I'd finally had enough of the dropped calls, lack of 3G coverage, and dysfunctionality of the iPhone.

    It was revolutionary when it first came out, but Apple has sat on its laurels and allowed other devices and manufacturers to pass them by.

    And I really don't know if AT&T's 3G network is actually faster or not....but I do know that I have 3G coverage with Verizon where I never had it before (like here at home), and that a "slower" 3G network is light years better than the fastest "Edge" network.

    It doesn't do much good to have a "faster" network if you can't access it.

    I just ran a speedtest with my Droid and iPhone. Verizon's 3G network clocked in at 2 mbps.....the Edge at 76 kbps.

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    I know what you mean about AT&T. I spent over ten years with them (and their precursors). I've now got 3g in areas I've never had it before. I could not be happier with the service and the Droid.

    Welcome aboard.
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    Welcome to the machine, Gary37716! Hope you enjoy your time here! Let someone know if you need anything!
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    Welcome to the Forum Gary.....
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    congrads on your recent upgrade! i hope the droid continues to amaze you for years to come.
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    Welcome! Your going to love it here, and love your Droid.
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    Same here for coverage, wish I waited a bit for cost, but really wasn't an issue.
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    I forgot to mention in my earlier post that I thought my hacked Palm 750 and AT&T were both great. Turns out I was wrong on both accounts!! The Droid and Verizon (for the areas in which I travel) blows away Palm and AT&T.
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    Welcome!

    If you're worried about the ETF, just do what I did, and sell your iPhone on ebay. I actually made a profit on it, payed off my ETF with money leftover to get my new Droid a sweet ass car dock!
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    Ahh another proud owner.. welcome my friend
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    Welcome! Like you, I dropped AT&T(really poor coverage and bad 3G) and my iPhone last November. I purchased my Droid in December and had nor regretted my decision.

    The Droid is awesome and you can customize to you hearts content.

    Enjoy!
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    I came from AT&T also, so I know your pain dude. Welcome to the forums!
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    FOr as much as I hate almost everything apple, I've been in love with the iphone since it came out. Being in an area with no AT&T coverage, I've never had the chance to get one, then the Droid came along. Now I love reading posts like this, and I will never own an iphone. :D
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    You know, we all owe a little something to Apple and AT&T. I mean, if it weren't for them, people wouldn't truly realize what a superior product this is
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    Welcome. Be prepared to feed the addiction!
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    As verizon employee that was somewhat involved in the process of bringing this phone to market that makes me happy to hear.
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    We thank you! I'm glad to be back to VZW and I will not make the mistake of leaving again.
    Mike